I felt so much better after 10 days that I decided to commit to 30 more days!
The 10-Day Detox Diet changed the way I think about food. I learned the difference between real food and food products, that real foods heal, and that “junk” is addictive and makes you fat. The detox allowed me to break the addictions, which gave me the ability to make better choices about what I eat. I struggled with weight all of my adult life, gaining, losing, gaining, losing. When I reached my mid-50s, I noticed that I was gaining more and losing less each time and so I just gave up the fight. By the time I was 59, I weighed 225 pounds and was in constant pain. I experienced sciatic nerve pain in my hips and right leg. I also had lower back pain and aches in my joints. I could not stand for more than a few minutes at a time without needing to lean on something. I could not walk up a flight of stairs without stopping halfway to catch my breath. I had very little energy and had all but lost my enthusiasm for life. I was very sad and had no desire to fail at another diet.
I used all of my energy to work each day and when I would get home, I would sit and eat because that’s all I felt like doing. Ice cream, candy, cookies, chips—these were a few of my favorite things. I was a junk food junkie!
I began the Detox in the summer of 2015 as a last-ditch effort to try to feel better and hopefully lose some weight. I had turned 60 in April and was feeling very old! I am a kindergarten teacher, and I was wondering if I was going to be able to keep up the pace of working with young children for much longer.
I committed to trying this Detox for 10 days. I felt so much better after 10 days that I decided to commit to 30 more days. And I just kept it up!
I was feeling more energetic, weight was coming off, and I was not experiencing any food cravings. I noticed I was more alert, I could walk up the stairs without stopping, and ALL my pain was gone! I was sleeping well at night and waking up feeling great, without the load of guilt I had carried for years about my weight. That’s when it clicked! I was NOT on a diet! I was eating delicious healthy food. I was happy, satisfied and not at all deprived! Why would I stop eating this way? And living?!
Now my question is, how can I help others? I get many questions about how I have lost so much weight and what kind of diet I’m on. I’m happy to share that I am not on a diet but have learned what to eat! I am always looking for opportunities to teach others, young and old, who are discouraged about their weight, appearance, and declining health.